Surprise… Joe Biden may have another corrupt official in his administration.
The official in question is Office of Science and Technology Policy Climate and Environment deputy director, Dr. Jane Lubchenco.
In question is an article that was published called “A global network of marine protected areas for food.”
Conflict of Interest
Fox News Digital obtained several letters from the American Accountability Foundation (AAF) founder Tom Jones to the White House and the National Academies of Science (NAS).
The article in question has since been retracted, but Lubchenco had served as the editor when the article was in the peer-view stage.
The AAF cites a conflict of interest for Biden’s adviser to include having “been a co-author with many of the authors of that paper previously [and] collaborating with one author over a dozen times…having served as the PhD. Advisor for one of the authors of the paper…and most shockingly being the sister-in-law to one of the authors.”
The code of conduct of the Academy states, “NAS members shall avoid those detrimental research practices that are clear violations of the fundamental tenets of research.
“Members should be fair and objective peer reviewers, maintain confidentiality when requested, promptly move to correct the literature when errors in their own work are detected, include all deserving authors on publications, and give appropriate credit to prior work in citations.”
Jones stated, “They have a senior White House staffer who has been sanctioned for ethical violations by one of the most prestigious scientific journals in the world lecturing America on scientific integrity.
“The hypocrisy is astonishing.”
He added that this is “typical do as I say, not as I do from this White House.”
A letter was sent to White House Office of Science and Technology Policy director Eric Lander to demand the immediate removal of Lubchenco from her post for her “egregious ethical failings, and subsequent condemnation by the Editor in Chief of the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science, irredeemably call into question her ethical judgement and make her unfit to serve in the White House.”
The letter continues, “Unfortunately, the article was junk science.
“As the University of Washington, one of the nation’s leading marine science universities, pointed out in a review of the article, the article relied on ‘a highly flawed computer model with poor assumptions’ and highlighted that post publication reviewers, ‘pointed out a fundamental issue: the model contained biologically impossible assumptions.'”
Jones also called for an immediate investigation.
The White House has not yet addressed any requests for comment on the matter, but we all know how this will end.
The White House will find the appropriate spokesperson to state that Lubchenco did nothing wrong and these allegations are a witch hunt and partisan attack.
The leftist media in this country will swallow the statement as truth simply because it came from this administration.
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Source: Fox News